Friday, August 29, 2008

Fathers Day in Acrylic

I did this album in 3 hours - 2 days before Fathers Day. It has turned out to be one of the most epic albums I have ever done. Not much in terms of design (its super simple) or supplies but all because of the content of this little gem. The journalling. Pure and simple.

I feel I really managed to capture the spirit of this guy - the father to my kids. Russ is an EPIC dad - he adores his kids and they love him to bits. The kids drew pictures and wrote notes to add to this album; I think Russ will be turning to this one regularly.

He took it to work every day for a week to show different colleagues....speaks volumes huh?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Glimpses Album

A couple of you know that each year I do a mini-album that I call my "Glimpses 200?" This little album has proved a real treasure - I learnt all about it in a class Stacey Julian taught us in 2005. And I have done one every year since.

The format is super simple, super easy and super cute. It is possible to become overwhelmed at trying to capture the year in a tiny album BUT that is not the point! We scrap all year to do that - this is a 'nutshell album'.I think its easier if I show you some examples from my previous years, these albums were done in 6x6 format : Click to enlarge images.

Mel 2005

Mel 2007

Faith 2005

Faith 2007

As you can see there are set little 'questions' you answer for each member of your family. I also do filler pages with other highlights (or just ordinary lights!) of our year that may not have made it to my other albums but are still noteworthy. These are Russ' favourite albums....he hauls these out regularly!

Stay tuned - will post some filler pages at a later date.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


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My friend, Stef, had a birthday recently and she treated a couple of us to an afternoon of scrapping. We printed four photos of ourselves and gave one to each mate - Stef provided a sketch (a la Becky Fleck) and this is my interpretation.

Friday, August 22, 2008

I Shopped Today!

I have to tell you that today I bought not 1, not 2 but 6 of the new Making Memories Corduroy 3 ring albums.

Am still trembling with excitement I tell you! The master plan is, of course, to have one for each member of the family + 1 extra for more general layouts.

For months I have had layouts lying around, homeless and lost. Now I cant wait to grab a gap and re-home them in their swanky new spaces!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Work in Progress

I decided I need to share as I go because its clearly more fun that way. At least for me. It will teach me to stop being so bloody anal and just show the stuff....I tend to want to wait til its "all done" but in my life that my take forever!

The cover - ta - da!

Whats in a Name?

My Dream Job

My Breathing Space

My Magic Carpet Ride

A special email I received this year.

Me - {in Labels}